Gut Hermannsberg Hermannsberg Riesling GG trocken 2014

Soils of slate, volcanic melaphyr , loess and sandy stony loam bring fantastic complexity to this wine, the flagship vineyard of this winery.
SKU: 2407
$58.50

Details

Details

The Nahe has probably the most complex and variegated soil structure in wine growing Germany. If you go to the top of the Lemberg before the leaves of the vines have come out, you can see directly into the vineyards and it looks like a paisley pattern, all swirls of different colored rock and soil. The Herrmannsberg, a Monopole site owned by Gut Herrmannsberg, is in the center of the great and most famous vineyards in the Nahe. The winery is perched more or less in the middle of it. These vineyards are not particularly old (though some of the vines are); they were cleared and planted at the beginning of the 20th Century out of an old quarry and light forest. But the quality of the wines made there was recognized immediately. This wine, which is the flagship wine of the estate, is classic Nahe. More powerful than a Mosel, but more elegant than a Rheingau, it contains an astonishing complexity and depth of flavor.

Additional Info

Additional Info

Farming Standard sustainable
Winemaker Karsten Peter
Producer Gut Hermannsberg
Alcohol 12.50
ml 750
Residual Sugar (g/L) 4.10
Acidity (g/l) 7.90
Closure Cork
Cellar Potential Long term.
Grape Variety 100% - Riesling
Body medium
Sweetness dry
region Nahe

Region

Nahe


Nahe is an official wine-region in Germany, but has been classified only since 1971.

Before that, it was a source for mainly undistinguished "Rhine Wine."

Part of the state Rheinland-Pfalz, its wine-villages and towns are laid out along both sides of the Nahe river, which flows into the Rhine at Bingen.

There are currently more than 10,000 acres under vines, in which 75% of the vines grow white grapes, with Riesling the predominate variety.

The volcanic nature of its geography has led to a marvelous variety of soil-types porphyry, slate and sandstone sometimes occurring within the same vineyard site.

There are currently more than 10,000 acres under vines, in which 75% of the vines grow white grapes, with Riesling the predominate variety.

The volcanic nature of its geography has led to a marvelous variety of soil-types¬óporphyry, slate and sandstone sometimes occurring within the same vineyard site.

Subregion

Upper Nahe


Characterized by a striking diversity of soils including slate, sandstone, laphyre and porphyry, and progressively higher temperatures as you move downstream, the Upper Nahe features some of the most spectacular vineyard sites, like the Bastei or the Rotenfels.